Steve Jackson (UK game designer)
In early 1975, Steve Jackson co-founded the company Games Workshop with John Peake and Ian Livingstone. In 1980, Jackson and Livingstone began to develop the concept of the Fighting Fantasy gamebook series, the first volume of which was published in 1982 by Puffin Books (a subsidiary imprint of Penguin Books). Jackson now works at Lionhead Studios, which he founded with Peter Molyneux. He is also an honorary professor at Brunel University in London, teaching the Digital Games Theory and Design MA.
He is often mistaken for Steve Jackson, an American game designer. The US Jackson also wrote three books in the Fighting Fantasy series, which adds to the confusion, especially as these books were simply credited to "Steve Jackson" without any acknowledgement that it was a different person.
- The Movies (Premiere Edition) (2005), Activision
- The Movies (2005), Activision
- Close Combat: Invasion – Normandy (2000), Strategic Simulations, Inc.
- Circle of Blood (1996), Virgin Interactive
- Lost Eden (1995), Virgin Interactive
- The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (1982) with Ian Livingstone, Puffin Books
- Sorcery! 1–4 (1983–5), Puffin Books
- The Citadel of Chaos (1983), Puffin Books
- Starship Traveller (1984), Puffin Books
- House of Hell (1984)
- Appointment with F.E.A.R. (1985)
- Creature of Havoc (1986)
- The Trolltooth Wars (1989)
- BattleCards - A card game first published in 1993. Features a unique scratch and slay system.
- F.I.S.T. - a telephone based singleplayer roleplaying game similar to Fighting Fantasy.
- Livingstone, Ian (April 1975). "Editorial". Owl and Weasel (Games Workshop) (3): 2.
- School of Arts (2012-10-11). "Games Design". Gamesatbrunel.com. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
- "Frequently Asked Questions". Steve Jackson Games. 2007-03-29. Retrieved 2007-09-14.
- "Steve Jackson – Biography and Public Warning". Steve Jackson. 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2011-11-06.
- "Steve Jackson Developer BIO". MobyGames. Retrieved 2007-09-14.
- Steve Jackson interview on Yog Radio about Games Workshop and Fighting Fantasy, June 2010
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